The Frugal Gourmet (1992)

Genres - Leisure Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Cooking & Food  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Madeline Cavalieri

The Frugal Gourmet, with chef Jeff Smith, is an amazingly thorough video collection with over 80 episodes that include food recipes from around the world. In each episode, Smith demonstrates several simple but important recipes. In this episode, the Frugal Gourmet teaches viewers about steaming. Recipes include Chicken with Onions and Green Peas, Custard with Ham and Onions, Steamed Eggs for Breakfast, Fish Steamed with Lemon, and Mixed Pork Shu-Mei (Steamed Meatballs). Smith not only cooks, but also discusses the theological and anthropological histories of the dishes he prepares. He brings humor and wide-ranging knowledge into the kitchen.



cooking, gourmet-food, chef, lessons, techniques